The Home within Us: The Romantic Houses of Mcalpine Tankersley Architecture


The Home within Us: The Romantic Houses of Mcalpine Tankersley Architecture


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Architect and designer Bobby McAlpine creates idyllic houses that wed historical precedent with gracious modern living. His distinguished firms, McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, are renowned nationwide for their talent in designing residences that resonate with nostalgia, fantasy, and a sense of place. Their dwellings–from country and seaside retreats to homes in historic American neighborhoods–offer favorite period styles with a timeless quality. Presented are over twenty houses in a variety of settings that illustrate concepts running throughout their work. Juxtaposing intimate spaces with lofty entertaining areas and combining unexpected materials, such as stone with thatch, are among the hallmarks of these prestigious firms. Examples include a Mediterranean-revival house with sleek factory-sash windows and classical Roman columns, a beach house with a vaulted hallway leading to a light-filled contemporary salon, and an unusual house that blends Scottish vernacular style with modern details. With lush photography capturing the romance of these houses, The Home Within Us is ideal for anyone wishing to be inspired by the poetic design of a romantic home.

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Dimensions 241 × 279 mm

Bobby McAlpine

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Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at age five and has not stopped since. His distinguished firms, McAlpine Tankersley Architecture in Montgomery, Alabama, and McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee, have an extensive portfolio including residential buildings, which have been featured in such magazines as House Beautiful and Veranda. His popular furniture collection, McAlpine Home, is available nationwide.

Susan Sully is a renowned expert on Southern style whose books include The Southern Cosmopolitan: Sophisticated Southern Style, New Orleans Style: Past and Present, Charleston Style: Then and Now, Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners, and The Southern Cottage: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Florida Keys. An author and photographer, her work has appeared in Veranda, Town & Country, Southern Accents, and other major magazines.



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